This antiquarian book contains a fascinating treatise on the relationship between religion and government, written by the father of American psychology, William James. A thought-provoking and eloquently composed essay, "The Refuge of Lies" is highly recommended for those with an interest in the topic, and constitutes a veritable must-read for fans and collectors of James’s work. William James (1842 - 1910) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and physician. James was the first person to offer a psychology course in America, and is commonly hailed by many as one of the most important philosophers of all time. This book has been elected for modern republication due to its historical and educational value, and is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a new introductory biography of the author.